Understanding The Law of Attraction

The key point regarding a deeper understanding of the law of attraction involves an apparent major shift in our identity. I added the word “apparent” for good reason. Although we can only be what we actually are, it is possible, however, to hold erroneous beliefs regarding our essential nature. This is, in fact, the predominant situation for the majority of persons in the story of humanity. Until we directly recognize true Self beyond name and form, it is likely that we will believe the law of attraction is merely nonsense at best; and perhaps detrimental at worst.

A closely related point that is connected to deeper understanding is found as the first principle in The Kybalion, a book of esoteric teachings. The principle reads as follows:

THE ALL IS MIND; The Universe is Mental.”

If your initial reaction is to exclaim that this is absurd, please know that you are not alone. My first reaction was one of incredulity–“this” just couldn’t be true! The reason for my initial doubt, and that of many other persons, is simple: we have been so strongly conditioned to believe that we are the physical person that to even contemplate being otherwise seems ludicrous! Most persons would probably agree that their mind is at least involved in observing their body as it interacts with the apparent “world;” but the numbers are few who know that Infinite Living Mind is actually creating their body-mind and the world. In fact, the thought of such has most likely never occurred.

If we maintain that our body-mind and all other objects have “existence” independent of the mind that perceives them, we will be forced to remain at the level in which we believe that we (as physical body-minds) must be the doers/performers of all tasks and goals. True to this belief, such will seem to be the case. If, on the other hand, we can open our mind to the possibility that Consciousness is fundamental (independent of the person), we will realize that Infinite Living Mind is the creator of all, including our body-mind.

Please at least contemplate some of the dreams that “you” have experienced. Were there not persons, places, and objects in them? Did they seem real? If so, could this not also be the case with what the masses claim to be reality now? What I’m asserting is that the so-called “matter” in this world is fashioned from the same “stuff” that apparently occupied our dream state–namely, Consciousness. It is upon this vantage point of understanding that the law of attraction becomes credible. To create from it, we habitually hold a feeling-imbued idea of our desire already achieved and watch (as the witness) as actions are performed via our body-mind. There is a detached and stress free feeling associated with this form of creation; for we know that our essential nature is beyond name and form.

Let’s end this article with a photo-passage from The Secret Door to Success, by Florence Scovell Shinn:

As we can readily understand from the message, Florence Scovell Shin is relating that it is our habitual heart-felt focus, empowered via Infinite Living Mind, that makes the difference in what manifests in our apparent life. I, and many other authors and teachers, agree. This seems possible when we understand more about our essential nature. Do you really believe that you’re the body-mind that “YOU” witness?

Dare to Dream (and care for one another).

With heartfelt regards,


Copyright © – 2022 – R. Arthur Russell

P.S. Please share this article if you enjoyed it. If you’d like to view my latest book (This Taste of Flesh and Bones–released September 8, 2020), press here. My YouTube videos may be found through this link. May the content of either or both help you along your spiritual journey. 🙏🧡

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13 thoughts on “Understanding The Law of Attraction

  1. Hello I wanted to ask you a question, I’m not sure if you can help, but I’ll give it a try. For the past 2 years I’ve been seeing triple numbers, some may call it angel numbers such as 1111 111,222,333,444,555,1010 and 1212. I’ve driving myself crazy trying to figure it out. I don’t know what to call them, but it all started when I had broken up with my narcissistic ex. Afterwards I keep seeing them a little too often. I don’t know what they mean and I’m tired of trying to figure it out. So I hope your feedback can help. I know that some of things I was confused on , I had watched a few of your videos on YouTube. Hope you can shed a little information on these numbers I’ve been seeing. Hope you get back to me soon. Thanks


    1. Hi,

      Thank you for reaching out to me! I hope this isn’t a disappointment, but I have to be honest and share that I’m not consciously aware of the significance of repeating numbers. What I know would only be from youtube videos. However, I’m attaching a link to a presentation by Mark Houghton that I hope will be useful. It’s just a short; but he has more information is his other videos!
      Art 🙂

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      1. I’m checking some of them out now. And in your YouTube videos you said you had a few books out. I’m interested in reading some of your books. Do you have any other platforms?


      2. That’s great! I truly hope you “get” something from them. I have two books; but I recommend the most recent, entitled “This Taste of Flesh and Bones,” because I was more aware when the information came to me. It’s available through Amazon. I also post on Linkedin several times a week, doing my best to spread pointers about our essential nature.
        If you decide to buy the book, I truly (truly!) hope that you get some really good pointers from the book!

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      3. Thanks I will check him out as well. I came to you because your very intelligent and you can back it up as well. I’ll never get tired of learning new things that’s apart of self and apart of life.at times I even take in some much and don’t really understand. So again thank you


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